KNOXVILLE— Tomorrow from 1-4 p.m. JUTN will host the third annual career fair in the Philip-Welshimer gymnasium.

The purpose of the career fair is to give graduating seniors and current students opportunities to enhance their future after graduation.

This includes providing opportunities for summer jobs and internships.

There will be representatives from churches, camps, for profit companies and non-profit organizations present.

Amanda Newkirk, the career fair coordinator, said “We really tried to see what the students needed and then we sought out those type of employers.”

As of now, there are forty organizations attending the career fair. Below is a list of some organizations that plan to attend.

  • Emerald Youth Foundation
  • Life Line Screening
  • Harvest Pointe Church
  • StaffSource
  • Primerica
  • Wilderness at the Smokies
  • American Senior Benefits
  • Youth Works
  • Elevate Christian Church
  • Historic Ramsey House
  • Mountain Mission School
  • Titusville Church of Christ
  • Shift Church
  • Knox Area Rescue Ministries
  • DayStar Childcare and Infant Learning Center
  • Cirrus Aircraft
  • Christian Campus Fellowship at Florida State University
  • ChildCare Careers
  • Tennessee’s Community Assistance Corporation
  • Disciple Makers, Inc
  • Christway Christian Church
  • Renaissance Healthcare Group
  • Christian Student Fellowship
  • Holston UM Home For Children
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Wears Valley Ranch
  • KaTom Restaurant Supply Inc.
  • Steele’s Chapel Christian Church
  • Christian Student Foundation
  • Mountainside Church
  • His Hands, Inc.
  • Rich Acres Christian Church
  • Under Armour
  • Helping His Hands Disaster Response

Students should come in nice, casual attire ready to make a professional impression. Treat this as you would any job interview, with your resume on hand to present to employers. There is a chance you could be interviewed on the spot if an employer likes you.

Newkirk also said to bring a positive attitude, “Don’t be afraid to engage employers or ask them questions like: ‘What kind of employee are you looking for?’ ”

It is important for all students to attend the fair to make connections and begin networking.

“Even if you think you already have a job lined up or you already have a part time job, this is a good opportunity just to meet people and make a good impression,” Newkirk said. “So if you need a job next year or even three years from now you can go to them and they’ll be like: “Oh yeah, I remember you.” Because getting a job is mostly about connections and experience.”

Students that attend the career fair will be entered into a drawing to win a Chick-Fil-A gift card. Five gift cards will be given away.

Posted by Ariel Porter

Ariel is a Senior at Johnson University, studying Media Communications. She is the current Video Editor for the Royal Scribe Staff.

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